“A ‘brilliant set’ which is ‘full of stars’.”

The Legal 500

Our excellent track record and outstanding client service has been recognised many times in the past, by way of directory rankings and awards. Below is a selection of recent quotations, rankings and accolades awarded to Fountain Court.

Legal Directories

  • 12 set rankings including 7 in band 1 (Aviation, Banking & Finance, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Financial Services, Fraud: Civil, Professional Discipline and Travel: Regulatory & Commercial)
  • 175 individual rankings across 62 members
  • 2 ‘Stars at the Bar’

  • 6 individual rankings (including at ‘Star Individual’, Band 1 and ‘Spotlight’ level)

  • 2 set rankings (Global Market Leaders (International Arbitration – The English Bar) and Band 1 in UK for Dispute Resolution: Commercial)
  • 53 individual rankings

  • 13 set rankings including 5 in tier 1 (Aviation, Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation and Fraud: Civil)
  • 213 individual rankings across 70 members

  • 8 individual rankings across Commercial and Construction, Energy & Infrastructure

  • 1 individual ranking in Commercial

“A quality set with strength throughout the ranks. I like that they do not take themselves too seriously and adopt a human touch: they are generally very user-friendly as a result.” The Legal 500
“A set of talented, experienced Counsel with sensitivity and a commercial approach towards the clients that they work with.” The Legal 500
“A terrific set, at the very top of its game, filled with superstars who also happen to be extremely nice.” The Legal 500
“Fountain Court is generally excellent and my first port of call. They combine intelligence and excellence with a strong commercial approach.” The Legal 500
“Fountain Court Chambers is ‘an outstanding set’ and fields considerable commercial dispute expertise.” Chambers & Partners
“One of the very top tier sets. Consistently excellent.” The Legal 500
“Fountain have fantastic barristers across all levels. You feel safe in their hands.” The Legal 500
“Nobody ever got fired instructing counsel from Fountain Court.” The Legal 500
“It is an excellent set. I have never worked with anyone at Fountain Court or appeared against anyone at Fountain Court who was not a barrister at the very top of their game.” The Legal 500
“Uniformly excellent counsel.” The Legal 500
“I’ve used Fountain Chambers for a number of instructions and have always found the counsel to be of the highest quality.” The Legal 500
“Very good depth of knowledge and experience and availability of counsel. Open to training and development programmes and keen to know and learn about the solicitors they are working with.” The Legal 500
“An exceptionally strong set. They never overtrade and always deliver a quality work product.” The Legal 500
“Fountain Court Chambers is home to an enviable bench of leading commercial aviation litigators who offer expertise across a wide range of disputes.” Chambers & Partners
“Fountain Court houses talented commercial litigators at all levels of seniority. Its “high-quality barristers, all of whom are client-friendly, excellent advocates,” are regulars in the highest-value and most eye-catching cases of the day, routinely appearing in the Commercial Court, Financial List and Chancery Division.” Chambers & Partners


Fountain Court has won a range of awards over the years, in recognition of our excellent standards of client service and our members’ exceptional track record on cases.

Details of our members’ and clerks’ individual awards can be found on their profile pages.

Recent awards include:

  • ‘Professional Discipline Set of the Year’ at 2021 Chambers & Partners’ Bar Awards
  • ‘Professional Discipline Set of the Year’ at 2019 Chambers & Partners’ Bar Awards
  • ‘Banking Set of the Year’ at Chambers & Partners’ 2018 Bar Awards
  • ‘Commercial Litigation Set of the Year’ at The Legal 500’s 2018 Awards
  • ‘Banking Set of the Year’ at Chambers & Partners’ 2017 Bar Awards
  • ‘Professional Negligence Set of the Year’ at Chambers & Partners’ 2017 Bar Awards
  • ‘Commercial Set of the Year’ at Chambers & Partners’ 2016 Bar Awards
  • ‘Chambers of the Year’ at Chambers & Partners’ 2016 Bar Awards
  • ‘Banking Set of the Year’ at Chambers & Partners’ 2015 Bar Awards
  • ‘Commercial Litigation Set of the Year’ at The Legal 500’s 2015 Awards

Recognition of our clerking team

Fountain Court’s clerking team has an equally strong reputation to its members and prides itself on providing the highest level of client service possible.

The legal directories routinely recognise our clerks in the annual rankings.

Alex Taylor, Senior Clerk, was named ‘Senior Clerk of the Year’ by The Legal 500 in 2018 and awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Chambers Bar Awards.

“The clerks are very much on the ball. They respond very quickly, are always happy to help and go the extra distance.” Chambers & Partners
“The clerking team is strong. The clerks are very straightforward and provide a great experience throughout.” Chambers & Partners
“The clerking service is excellent.” Chambers & Partners
“Their clerks are second to none.” Chambers & Partners
“Excellent – the best and most responsive clerking of any sets I use. They work hard to build long term relationships. They are generally pragmatic about fees and will accommodate the client’s needs.” The Legal 500
“The clerking is excellent. Very professional and practical. It’s rare to come across a set where the quality of the barristers is matched by the quality of the clerks, but this is absolutely the case at Fountain Court.” The Legal 500
“The clerking team is very responsive and have always been able to make time with an appropriate barrister to suit any given situation.” The Legal 500
“The clerks team are extremely helpful and friendly. Super responsive and they go over the way to meet solicitors and client’s needs.” The Legal 500
“I have always found the clerks to be excellent. It is one of the top clerking teams.” Chambers & Partners
“The clerking service is one of the best I have seen.” Chambers & Partners
“The clerking team is responsive, helpful and a pleasure to deal with.” “The clerks are excellent and they make you feel well looked after.” Chambers & Partners
“A top-drawer clerking group that gets things done efficiently. Probably the best I deal with.” Chambers & Partners
“Top class, one of the best if not the best clerks rooms.” The Legal 500
“The clerking team at Fountain Court are fantastic for identifying an appropriate barrister for whatever particular matter you have.” The Legal 500
“I have always found the clerks to be very helpful and well connected within the Courts.” The Legal 500
“Excellent clerking all round – the best around in my experience.” The Legal 500
“The clerking team provides a first class service to its clients. No problem is too difficult to resolve.” The Legal 500
“One of best sets of clerks I’ve come across. Very responsive and clear on fees and billing.” The Legal 500
“Dynamic, helpful, responsive clerking that has a truly international gaze and who work very hard to keep the stable busy and evinces a healthy and progressive attitude to the career trajectory of the full range of talent.” The Legal 500



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